Record-breaking crochet tapestries have grown significantly since the title was first achieved in 1999 at 23.77 x 8.22 metres.
The most recent record was 3,377m2 which was set in April 2015 by a group in South Africa for Nelson Mandela Day.
However, on January 31 the Guinness World Records announced that India’s Crochet Queens had successfully broken the previous record by making the largest crochet blanket which measured at a mammoth 11,148.5m2.
Sabashri Natarajan, a 44-year old crochet lover, is the lady behind the mammoth project; initially wanting to take on the title alone, but soon realised she needed assistance.
Natarajan took to social media to invite women in India and across the globe to unite as part of her Mother India’s Crochet Queens Campaign.
Over 1000 participants from India and thirteen other countries, between the ages of 8 and 85 created 40 x 40 sections which were pieced together to create the record breaking crochet blanket.
An official Guinness World Records adjudicator, Mr P. Patel, travelled to Chennai, India to verify the new record.
The huge crochet blanket was taken apart as soon as the new record was confirmed and individual squares were don’ted to those in need.
Indian women make largest crochet blanket ever then don’te it to charity
World’s largest crochet blanket made by thousands of women in India, components don’ted to needy